26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE FIGURE OF A CROCODILE
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The crocodile with finely incised details, with head raised on plinth, on fragmentary integral base
5½ in. (14 cm.) long
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 39.
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